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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Albuca are bulbous perennials with linear or narrowly lance-shaped leaves and loose racemes of yellow or white flowers, with three spreading tepals and three forming a tube, each often marked with green or brown on the reverse
A. shawii is a deciduous species with very narrow, fleshy, slightly sticky leaves and slender, erect flower stems, to 30cm, bearing many nodding, yellow flowers with green stripes for quite a long season in summer. Flowers are almond-scented, and foliage slightly aromatic
S Africa, Lesotho
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Plant bulbs 8-10cm (3-4in) deep in spring. Any sunny position in a well-drained, fertile soil is suitable. Under glass, grow in containers of John Innes No 2 potting compost with added sharp sand and leafmould. A position in full light is ideal. Water moderately when the bulbs are in growth and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. When dormant, keep bulbs dry
Propagate by seed at 13-18°C (55-64F) as soon as ripe or remove offsets when the plant is dormant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants Gravel Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning None required
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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